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Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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#1 of 6,107 in Parks in United Kingdom
For the easiest possible access to rugged Scottish landscapes from Edinburgh, head to Arthur's Seat. This 250.5 m (822 ft) promontory sits just 1.6 km (1 mi) east of Edinburgh Castle. You can climb any face of the hill, but the easiest route is to approach from the east and walk up the grassy field. At the top, you'll find a 2,000-year-old fort and one of the best possible views of the city. Bring your camera, footwear with decent traction, drinking water, and clothing to protect yourself from the wind at the top. Add Arthur's Seat and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh day trip planner.
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  • Well, this is a classic case of an effort being met with immediate payoff. Going all the way up to the top of Arthur's Seat requires some physical effort, it will depend on your fitness level how...  more »
  • One of the best viewpoints in Scotland. Walked Arthur’s seat on a sunny but windy day. Was relatively busy with runners and other walkers. Stunning view of Edinburgh and so peaceful once you reach.....  more »
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  • Great view up there, a little bit muddy way.
  • Stunning views. The way up is a bit slippery when its raining but worth it

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